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Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX (Switch): Software updates

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX on Nintendo Switch (originally released on June 22nd in Europe and North America, and June 24th 2021 Japan)!

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Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX – Ver. ???

  • Release date: December 2nd 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available. This update brings the following to the game:

  • addresses an issue with a spawn point in the Tayo Desert level

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX – Ver. ???

  • Release date: September 21st 2021 (North America, Europe) / September 22nd 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Assisted Controls Menu

If you access the options menu from within the main title screen settings, you will see an option to access a new Assist Menu. Within this menu, you will find some new optional settings.

  • Infinite Lives has now been relocated here.
  • Reworked Controls – Turning this option on makes Alex feel more responsive, but removes Alex’s sliding effect making some optional areas of the game unreachable when using this mode.
  • Adjusted Collisions – Turning this option on reduces Akex’s collision with enemies making it slightly less likely for him to die throughout the game.

Level Select
We’re very pleased to add this much-requested feature! Once you have finished the game you’ll find this option available to use from the main menu.


Additionally, there are a new number of bug fixes and quality of life improvements, including:

  • Level Selection Feature (Unlocked after completing the game)
  • Assist mode Feature
  • Invincibility Balancing and fixes
  • Acid waterfall drop rate slowed down
  • Cane of flight Fixes
  • Animation fixes
  • Throwing capsule fix
  • Soft Lock Fixes
  • Parplin Second Fight fix
  • Ladder Fixes
  • Localisation fixes
  • Gooseka Ball Bug fix
  • Jan Ken Pon labels fixed
  • Remapping issues fixed
  • Level 17 Spikes fix
  • Octopus tentacle issue Fixed
  • Fire Enemy fix
  • Audio fixes
  • Alex facing wall fix

How to download updates for Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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